Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies NCAAB Betting prediction

Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Prediction 1/23/2024

The Boston College Eagles (11-7) travel to face off against the Virginia Tech Hokies (11-7) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg and televised on ACCN. Virginia Tech is coming off a win in their previous game, while Boston College is looking to get back on track from a loss to the North Carolina. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies

The Boston College Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Despite being 11-7 overall, Boston College is just 2-5 in ACC play. The Eagles are coming off a 76-66 loss to North Carolina, and over their last 10 road games, they are 5-5.

For the season, Boston College has a scoring differential of -0.5 points per game on the road. They are 3-3 on the road compared to 8-4 at home.

Against the spread, Boston College is 7-10-1 this season. Their road ATS record is 2-3-1 and they are 0-2-1 vs. the spread as the underdog in their last three games.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Boston College’s games this season (144.3). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have finished with an average of 143 points compared to their season average of 150.3 points per game.

The Virginia Tech Hokies Are Coming Off A Win

Virginia Tech is 10-2 at home this season, and they have gone 8-3 as the favorite. Overall, the Hokies are 11-7, and they have won their last two games.

Through 18 games, Virginia Tech has an average scoring margin of +12.3 points per game at home, compared to -7.8 points per game on the road. This season, they are 3-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference games.

As the favorite this season, Virginia Tech has gone 5-5-1 vs. the spread. Their home ATS record is 7-4-1, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hokies are 4-5-1.

This season, the over/under record for Virginia Tech games is 8-10, and today’s line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points, and the over/under record during this span is 1-2.

Boston College Offense Breakdown

The Boston College offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 66 points versus North Carolina. During the game, they attempted 17 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 34.5%. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 155th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 132nd in percentage and 158th in three-pointers made.

Quinten Post (F) 17.1 7.6 3.1
Claudell Harris Jr. (G) 14.4 3.0 1.8
Jaeden Zackery (G) 11.9 3.1 4.3

Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown

The Virginia Tech offense is coming off a game in which they scored 84 points vs. North Carolina State. Overall their field goal percentage was 53.1% while connecting on 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Sean Pedulla, who is averaging 16.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Lynn Kidd also maintains a PPG average of 14 heading into game.

Sean Pedulla (G) 16.1 4.1 4.4
Lynn Kidd (C) 14.0 6.8 1.6
Hunter Cattoor (G) 13.7 3.0 1.6

Boston College Team Defense

On defense, Boston College is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.0 points per game. Against North Carolina in their most recent game, the Boston College defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing North Carolina to hit 34% of their shots.

Virginia Tech Team Defense

Currently, the Hokies’ defense holds the 89th rank in the nation, allowing 68.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. North Carolina State, the Wolfpack finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 78 points vs. Virginia Tech.

Eagles vs Hokies Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Boston College has an ATS record of 2-2-1 while averaging 77 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • Across the Hokies last five home games, the team averaged 67 points per game while allowing 76. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-4, while going 1-4 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Eagles have an ATS mark of just 0-2-1 in their last three games. Boston College posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • As the betting favorite, the Hokies have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Virginia Tech posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.

Eagles vs Hokies Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Hokies to win, and have the projected score sitting at 75-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Hokies at -5.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 149.5 and our model has the Eagles and Hokies finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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